Clubs & Groups

Ballater 50+ Walking Group

The Ballater 50+ Walking Group is affiliated to the Grampian 50+ Network and each person in the group pays a membership of £3.00 per year. For this we get 3 magazines per year, a chance to go on an annual walking holiday, the opportunity to meet people in other groups at a 'Spring Fling' day and Ramblers' Rendevous' day where various activities and walks are available. There is also a planned week of walks scheduled each year by the Network Committee as well as our weekly walks which we organise ourselves. Great value for money!

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

ballater50walkinggroup@grampian50plus.com

http://grampian50plusnetwork.com/

Aboyne & Upper Deeside Rotary Club

Our Rotary Club helps local groups and charities to meet the needs of our communities; contributes to local, national and international projects; and supports the development of young people in our communities and around the world. Members enjoy fellowship, friendship and fun while helping others. We meet on Monday evenings alternately in Aboyne and Ballater – like to ask about joining us?

Ballater & Aboyne
Royal Deeside

013398 86369

mike.powell21@tiscali.co.uk

Angling Association

River Dee
Royal Deeside

Ballater and District Old People’s Association / Over 50s Association

New Members are always welcome! Check the What’s On for news of the next outing, AGM or fundraising

The Hut on the Green
BALLATER
Royal Deeside

013397-53244

johnburrows1@btinternet.com

Ballater Baby and Toddler Group

Meets Mondays during school term, 9.30am – 11.30am
Cost is £2 per session per child and £1 per additional child. Includes snacks and Drinks

Mike Sheridan Room
Victoria and Albert Halls
BALLATER
Royal Deeside

info@ballatercommunity.com

Ballater Building Blocks

Meets every Wednesday at 10am - 12noon.
Coffee & a Chat – Make new friends – Meet old friends – Just come along! All welcome! For Mums and Dads who have a child under 5 years old

Glenmuick Church Hall
BALLATER
Royal Deeside

info@ballatercommunity.com

Ballater Rainbows and Brownies

Meet on a Monday night between 5pm and 6.30pm during term time.
Rainbows should be girls from 4 1/2 years and become Brownies after their 7th birthday until they reach 10 years. Fees are £3.00 per session, usually paid per term.

Ballater School
BALLATER
Royal Deeside

013397 55957 / 55419 (during school hours

Ballater Boules

The Ballater Boules Challenge (Petanque) – A warm welcome is offered to all who would like to give this unique game a try! No partner, previous experience or equipment is required – just wrap up warm and be at The Pavilion in Monaltrie Park by 10.15 to start promptly at 10.30am – check the website for dates.

The Pavilion
Monaltrie Park
BALLATER
Royal Deeside

013397 55214

http://ballaterboules.weebly.com/

The Ballater Bowling Club

Ballater Bowling Club is located a half mile from the village centre adjacent to Ballater Golf Club. Membership is open to all ages and visitors are welcome. The season opens on Sunday 14th April and continues through to the end of September. Whether you are a beginner or expert…Come along for a friendly game of bowls at one of our ‘Hat Meetings’! Tuesday and Saturday, May through to September, 7pm – next to the Golf Club.

Ballater Bowling Club
BALLATER
Royal Deeside

013397 55214

the.armstrongs4@btinternet.com

The Ballater Bridge Club

The Ballater Bridge Club meets every Tuesday evening throughout the year at 6.30pm in the Mike Sheridan Room above the Library. Visitors and newcomers are very welcome. We also have a more informal session for beginners / improvers where we have time to discuss the hands and more experienced members are available to offer advice. This group meets every second Thursday at 1.15pm in the Beaton / Craigie Room of the Victoria & Albert Halls. The entrance is on Monaltrie Road. For more information about Bridge Clubs in Deeside, visit http://www.deesidebridge.com/

Mike Sheridan Room
Albert & Victoria Hall
BALLATER
Royal Deeside

013397 55501

fredanimmo@gmail.com

Ballater British Legion

Ballater has an active branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland. The members lead and help to organise remembrance events around the local area, work with schools and young people, and provide vital support to other veterans’ charities to fundraise for veterans’ causes. We also offer assistance and access to the various help and advice facilities available to Legion members.

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Ballater Curling Club

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Ballater Floral Art Group

An interest group of Ballater Royal Horticultural Society.
It exists to create interest in Floral Art through demonstrations and workshops and to foster friendships through flowers. It meets monthly from April to November.

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Ballater Golf Club

A beautiful 18 hole, slightly undulating course set in scenic Royal Deeside! Check the website for details of membership, The Clubhouse, catering by H.M.Sheridan’s and the programme of events.

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Ballater Highland Games

The Ballater Highland Games prides itself in having something for everyone, young and old alike. On Games Day, Thursday August 14th, there are multifarious trade stands, together with a fun fair for the children. On occasion, personalities are to be seen, and one memorable day a military 25 pounder was fired by a certain television presenter to signal the start of the Hill Race. To complete the day, Beating Retreat by the Pipe Bands is planned for 7pm on the Church Green in Ballater.

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

BRHS – Ballater Royal Horticultural Society

All meetings are held in the Mike Sheridan Room in the Victoria & Albert Halls, Station Square, Ballater at 7.30pm.
Membership of the Society costs £4.00 with a £2.00 entry fee to each meeting. Visitors are also welcome to attend the meetings and pay a flat fee of £3.00 each time.

Refreshment are served after each meeting to give everyone a chance to catch up, chat, meet new members and visitors and ask the speaker any questions.
Check the What’s On page for details of meetings and speakers!

Schedules for the Annual Exhibition including the Children’s Challenge will be available in February 2014 at the meetings, Ballater Library and Rowan Antiques in Ballater.

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

info@ballatercommunity.com

Brandie School of Dancing

Every Wednesday evening during school terms from 6.pm – 9.30pm in the Albert Hall of the Victoria & Albert Halls. Contact the Halls website or stop in Ballater Library for information.

Albert Hall
Victoria & Albert Halls
BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Charitable Chiels

The Ballater Charitable Chiels were founded in 2001.We are situated in a rural village set in the heart of Royal Deeside 40 miles west of Aberdeen called Ballater. Our main aim is to raise money for charities, groups and clubs which effect the local community (especially groups which have children as there members) by raising this money we hope to give the people involved a better quality of life.

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Deeside Runners

Our main aim is to raise money for charities, groups and clubs in the local community (especially groups which have children as their members) by raising this money we hope to give the people involved a better quality of life

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

deesiderunners.com/dp/

Enhancement Group

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Ballater Football Club

For many years now Ballater has produced a team to compete in the Mid Deeside Summer League and bring all past, current and future players together as well as our faithful followers. If you think there’s something missing or have something to contribute please visit our Facebook page. Training has now started and is @ 2.30pm on a Sunday at Monaltrie Park

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

The Ballater Patrick Geddes Project

The Ballater Patrick Geddes Project seeks to commemorate the life and work of Ballater’s most famous son on the 150th anniversary of his birth in 2004. Patrick (baptised Peter) Geddes was born on 2nd Oct. 1854 in Ballater, Scotland. He went on to become “Biologist, Town Planner, Re-educator and to achieve influence and fame throughout the world for his multidisciplinary, internationalist and holistic approach to “Place, Work and Folk”. Geddes had views on virtually all aspects of life and drew attention to the interconnectedness of all aspects of life. What he advocated more than 100 years ago as an environmentalist is now increasingly being appreciated and put into practice. Please visit the Ballater Library to see our Patrick Geddes display.

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Ballater’s Local History Group

Ballater’s Local History Group meets during the winter months and provides presentations on Ballater’s local history. The meetings have attracted large audiences for topics which include Ballater Winters, The Pre-History of Ballater to around 4000 years ago, History of the Curling Club and the Built Environment in Ballater.

Visit our website, Ballater Local History Group or our Facebook page, Ballater Blhg.

Visit Scotlands People: Census Street Lists have been added to the site for all census years. These free-to-view books are an excellent research tool.

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

The Ballater and District Probus Club

The Ballater and District Probus Club is the local branch of a Nationwide organisation for retired professional and businessmen. The aim is to provide a regular meeting point for members to foster friendly intercommunication and to increase knowledge by fortnightly lectures.
There are interest subgroups for walking, chess and bowls, the latter indoors in winter and on the greens in summer

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Ballater & District Pipe Band

Ballater & District Pipe Band has a playing membership of forty or more and dates from its inception in October 1993. Historically, the forerunner of the present Pipes & Drums was the Ballater Branch Air Training Corps pipe band of the 1950’s and early 1060’s, funded and equipped by the late Lady McRobert, in memory of whom the band parades in Ancient Hunting Robertson tartan for kilts and plaids. Invitations to appear include playing for the late Queen Mother, Birkhall, all the notable Highland Games over the North-East of Scotland, culminating with the Royal Braemar Highland Games, at which it has twice been awarded the challenge trophy for “Best Band of the Day” and travelling overseas to play in Canada and Germany.

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Rifle Club

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Running Club

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Scottish Country Dance

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Ballater Songsters

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

SWRI

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Tennis Club

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Upper Deeside Art Society

Upper Deeside Art Society exists to promote the visual arts and in particular, fine art, through monthly workshops, demonstrations, talks, and exhibitions of members’ work. The year round programme of all the events can be viewed via our website

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

UDAS.org.uk

Walking for Health

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Ballater Whist Group

Every Wednesday evening (except Dec.25 and January 1) in the Beaton Craigie Room of the Victoria & Albert Halls. Meetings will be from October 8th 2014. All welcome! Check the calendar on the Victoria & Albert Halls website or visit Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater on Facebook.

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

WRVS

BALLATER
Royal Deeside

Ballater Youth Club

BALLATER
Royal Deeside